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Xavier Musketeers Visit Villanova Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Xavier Musketeers will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Wildcats in Villanova at Villanova Pavilion on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Villanova Wildcats betting line opened as -3.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Xavier Musketeers vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Xavier Musketeers have watched them go 12-0 and 9-3 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Villanova Wildcats are at 10-2 and 7-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Villanova Wildcats are 4-7, while the Xavier Musketeers have a 7-5 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Villanova Wildcats and the No. 1-ranked Xavier Musketeers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Xavier Musketeers rank No. 12 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 42.83 per game. That compares with Villanova’s No. 177 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Villanova is college basketball's No. 31-ranked team at 9.08 per game, while the Xavier Musketeers rate No. 105 with 7.33 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Edmond Sumner scored 21 points leading the Musketeers to a 78-70 victory over Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Tuesday.

The battle between the Wildcats and Quakers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pennsylvania was handed a 77-57 defeat on Monday at Villanova Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Villanova is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Villanova's last 10 games
  • Villanova is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Villanova is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Xavier home to Butler, Saturday, January 2nd
Villanova at Creighton, Saturday, January 2nd